Friday, November 30, 2012

Review and Giveaway of MURDER TAKES TIME


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Could childhood pranks carried into adulthood be purposely staged clues for solving murder investigations?  Murders were taking place in New York, and clues were being left behind that implicated individuals who definitely had not been at the scene and clues that were too close for comfort.

The chapters are organized by flashbacks to the childhood of Tony, Frankie, Nicky, and Paulie as well as present day and other years in between.  Their childhood friendship and the bond they had was difficult to overlook even though three of them were not upstanding citizens and one was a policeman.  They were the best of buddies during childhood and had nicknames that stayed with them into adulthood.  Their childhood antics and schemes were unbelievable and creative, but did this creativity and early start get them into things they shouldn't be in as adults....all except Frankie who turned out to be a policeman?  Would his being a policeman be a detriment and make him a scapegoat for some of the murders?

The title is a perfect description of the contents of this book, but the book is also about family, friends, food, ordinary people, organized crime, and of course murder.  If you are Italian, the sauce, meatballs, and nicknaming should be very familiar to you.  I learned a new ingredient for my spaghetti sauce in this book and also some things I really didn't want to learn.  There is a lot of brutality and profanity, but for the most part, the book is superbly written and flows very well.  The way the book was laid out and how the plot played out was very unique for a first-time author....brilliant and creative on his part. The characters are authentic, the descriptions of the scenes are vivid, and as the end nears, you will have your heart pounding along with the detectives as they race to arrest the murderer before he kills again.

Highly recommended....I loved the Italian names and descriptions of the families and sadly the funerals. One thing that was confusing, though, was keeping track of who was talking....I thought it was being narrated by one character and then it turned out to be another.  Other than that, it is an amazing, outstanding, and gripping first novel for Mr. Giammatteo.   5/5


This book was given to me free of charge for an honest review. 

                                                                                          

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9 comments:

  1. Amazing review and post. Thank you. Great job. I agree with you, this debut novel was phenomenal. And just an FYI..I just finished his next book, A Bullet For Carlos" and it is another 5 star read.

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  2. Enjoy....great book.

    Thanks, Cheryl.


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  3. Sounds like a wonderful read. I love mysteries and I find that I really like stories that alternate between flashbacks and the present. Thanks for giving me a new title to add to my TBR list.

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  4. This sounds like a good read. One of these days I'll take the plunge and get an e-reader.
    Ann

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  5. Elizabeth: thanks so much for the wonderful review. I really appreciate it, and I'm thrilled you liked the book. And "Cozy in Texas" (hi, fellow Texan) since you don't have an ereader, you could always ask your local library to order the book to stock. If you email me I'll get you the ISBN number. email jim@giacomogiammatteo.com

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  7. Hey, thanx for stopping by my page.
    This does seem like a interesting book. Especially the new take on solving murder investigations.

    If I come across it , definitely something to pick up.

    Nice review, food, Italians, sounds like a party

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  8. Murder Takes Time sounds interesting, I added it to my 'plan to read' list. Thanks for your comment on my 2013 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge post. I don't have a 'Followers' email link because I post only once when I enter a challenge; I post my reviews on Shelfari and GoodReads, and only update my challenge posts with links to reviews; that does not generate email to 'follow' since it's an update, not a new post.

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